Sea of Thieves Pre-Orders: Which Edition to Buy

Sea of Thieves launches this March after years of teasing. That means it’s finally time to place Sea of Thieves pre-orders and claim every extra DLC and bit of savings you can.

Developed by Rare, players become crew members of their own pirate ship and roam the game’s seas for other ships to plunder. Whereas other pirate games have focused on a single-player story, Sea of Thieves focuses heavily on multiplayer. You form your own crew with your friends to explore its world. The ships you plunder for their treasure belong to other Xbox One and Windows gamers.

Read: Sea of Thieves Release Date, Details & Features

Sea of Thieves launches on March 20th, but you don’t need to wait until then to purchase the game. Here’s everything you need to know about Sea of Thieves pre-orders today.

Sea of Thieves Editions

There aren’t many editions of Sea of Thieves to choose from despite the game being one of this year’s must-have Xbox exclusives. In fact, the only thing you need to choose is whether you want the game on a disc or installed completely on your hard drive.

Sea of Thieves Disc

Sea of Thieves costs $59.99 if you want a physical copy of the game that you can trade in later or lend to friends. That price gets you the game itself, an invitation to the Sea of Thieves Closed Beta starting on January 24th and the Black Dog Pack.

The Black Dog pack unlocks an outfit with a hat, peg leg, boots and gloves. You also get a musical instrument and a Black Dog cutlass to use as you board other ships and capture their crew.

Best Buy, Amazon, Game Stop and the Microsoft Store are all taking physical Sea of Thieves pre-orders. If you buy now, you should get your copy of the game on release day.

Sea of Thieves on Digital

Buying a digital copy of Sea of Thieves also gets you the Black Dog Pack and access to the game’s beta for $59,99. That’s the same price as a physical copy of the game. However, it’s the best version to buy if you don’t trade your old games or have a gaming PC.

Sea of Thieves is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Because of that, buying the game through the Microsoft Store or a code for a digital version unlocks a second version for you to enjoy on your Windows 10 PC. Game saves and any DLC you buy sync between these two versions. Really, you get two copies of the game for the same price.

Read: Xbox Play Anywhere: What You Need to Know

You can buy pre-paid codes for Sea of Thieves at Amazon, Game Stop and Best Buy right now. The Microsoft Store is also selling the game directly.

Sea of Thieves Pre-Order Extras

Sea of Thieves pre-orders only come with one physical extra. If you buy a physical copy of the game at Best Buy, you get the Sea of Thieves Collectible Coin. This 3-inch coin comes with the game’s skull logo on the front and other icons on the back.

Sea of Thieves Deals

There are two Sea of Thieves deals that can save you money, but only if you buy a physical copy of the game.

Amazon Prime subscribers get a 20% discount on games when they buy before or just after its release. Because of this savings, Amazon Sea of Thieves pre-orders are as low as $47.99. Amazon Prime costs $99 a year, so don’t subscribe just for the savings on this game, but do take advantage of the savings if you already have a Prime subscription.

Read: Amazon Prime $20 Off Games: What You Need to Know

You can also save on your Sea of Thieves pre-orders with Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked. For $30 a year, the retailer also discounts new video game purchases by 20%. That brings the cost of Sea of Thieves down to $47.99 there too.

Sea of Thieves Limited Edition Xbox One Controller

If you really want something to remember Sea of Thieves by, consider pre-ordering the Sea of Thieves Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller. It has a purple and blue paint job to match the game’s bright color pallet. The game’s logo sits just below the Xbox button, so it’s sure to attract attention on your shelf.

If you want the Sea of Thieves Limited Edition Xbox One Controller, act now. It costs $74.99 and launches on February 14th. That is roughly a month before the Sea of Thieves release. As it’s one of the only collectibles coming for the game, it’s sure to sell out quickly. You can pre-order it now at Game Stop, Amazon and Best Buy.

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Sea of Thieves – March 20th

Sea of Thieves – March 20th

If you’ve ever thought a pirate’s life seemed exciting, Sea of Thieves is a must-buy in 2018.

Developed by Rare, Sea of Thieves is an online role-playing game. You create your own pirate and act as captain or crew of a pirate ship. You’re free to explore islands and uncover lost treasures when you aren’t firing on or under fire from enemy ships. If you and your crew prefer structure, Sea of Thieves offers that too. Completing quests helps you improve your pirate and ship.

Read: Sea of Thieves Release Date, Details & Features


Sea of Thieves launches on Xbox One on March 20th. Because it’s an Xbox Play Anywhere game, buying a digital copy unlocks a copy on Xbox for Windows.

Pre-order Sea of Thieves from Amazon for $59.99

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